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Maria Renard - Grimoire of Souls - 01
For the invincibility spell, see Summon Four Holy Beasts.

Maria Renard is able to call upon the power of the Four Sacred Beasts (also known as the Four Symbols), which were awakened after she was captured by Shaft in Castlevania: Rondo of Blood. These beasts represent the four points of the compass; they are Genbu (Xuan Wu, the black tortoise), Byakko (Bai Hu, the white tiger), Seiryuu (Qing Long, the azure dragon) and Suzaku (Zhu Que, the vermilion bird).

These creatures can be used as sub-weapons (which sometimes can item crash), summoning spells or special attacks, depending on the game. When used as sub-weapons, these beasts appear as small animals which may have an associated elemental attack (Byakko is an electric cat, Seiryuu is an ice dragon, Suzaku is a fire cardinal, and Genbu offers a protective turtle shell). When used as an Item Crash, these animals can be quite large.

Game specific informationEdit

Castlevania: Rondo of BloodEdit

Item Data: Rondo of Blood
Image Name - Game
Description
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
RoB ByakkoCat SOTN DXC Icon
(PCE/PSP)
Cat - Rondo of Blood [edit]
' Sub-Weapon
Maria 
Consume: 3 Hearts (20 by using his Item Crash) 
RoB SeiryuuDragon SOTN DXC Icon
(PCE/PSP)
Dragon - Rondo of Blood [edit]
' Sub-Weapon
Maria 
Consume: 5 Hearts (50 by using his Item Crash) 
RoB SuzakuRed Bird SOTN DXC Icon
(PCE/PSP)
Red Bird - Rondo of Blood [edit]
' Sub-Weapon
Maria 
Consume: 1 Hearts (20 by using his Item Crash) 
RoB GenbuTortoise SOTN DXC Icon
(PCE/PSP)
Tortoise - Rondo of Blood [edit]
' Sub-Weapon
Maria 
Consume: 3 Hearts (10 by using his Item Crash) 

Castlevania: Symphony of the NightEdit

In the PlayStation and XBLA version of Symphony of the Night, Maria can be seen in the prologue stage calling upon the four beast spirits to aid Richter and grant him strength in case his health meter runs out during his battle against Dracula. In the Sega Saturn version of the game, she's able to use this spell to grant herself temporary invincibility. She also has a summoning spell for each Holy Beast; summoning Byakko produces a massive flame attack. Summoning Suzaku calls forth an Owl Familiar. Summoning Seiryuu calls forth a massive dragon which can be controlled. Summoning Genbu heals some of her health.

Item Data: Symphony of the Night (Sega Saturn Version) (edit)
Image Name - Game
Description
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Summon Byakko (jpn) - Symphony of the Night (Saturn-only) [edit]
' Spell (Summon / (Holy Beast))
Maria 
Consume: 30 MP  Find: Starts with.
Sequence: ↑↓↘→ + [FIRE]
Effect: flame attack
Summon Suzaku (jpn) - Symphony of the Night (Saturn-only) [edit]
' Spell (Summon / Familiar / (Holy Beast)
Maria 
Consume: 18 MP  Find: Starts with.
Sequence: ↑↗→↘↓ + [FIRE]
Effect: Summons an Owl Familiar
Summon Seiryuu (jpn) - Symphony of the Night (Saturn-only) [edit]
' Spell (Summon / (Holy Beast)
Maria 
Consume: 35 MP  Find: Starts with.
Sequence: ←→↘↓↙←→ + [FIRE] (can control Dragon while in play)
Summon Genbu (jpn) - Symphony of the Night (Saturn-only) [edit]
' Spell (Summon / (Holy Beast)
Maria 
Consume: 23 MP  Find: Starts with.
Sequence: ←↖↑↗→ + [FIRE]
Effect: HP recovery
Summon Four Holy Beasts (jpn) - Symphony of the Night (Saturn-only) [edit]
' Spell (Summon / (Holy Beast)
Maria 
Consume: 43 MP  Find: Starts with.
Sequence: ↑↗→↘↓↙←↖↑ (hold), ↓ + [FIRE]

Maria plays completely differently in The Dracula X Chronicles version of Castlevania: Symphony of the Night than she did in the Saturn version. In this version, she uses the Holy Beasts as sub-weapons, just like in Rondo of Blood (Cat, Cardinals, Dragon and Turtle). She equips two of these beasts and switches between them at any time. The beasts can also be item crashed for a more powerful attack.

Item Data: Symphony of the Night (Dracula X Chronicles Version) (edit)
Image Name - Game
Description
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Cat (Byakko) [alt] - Symphony of the Night (DXC-only) [edit]
' Sub-Weapon (Holy Beast)
Maria 
Attrib: Thunder
Consume: 1 Heart 
Effect: Can run forward.
Special: Item Crash (15 Hearts).
Turtle (Genbu) [alt] - Symphony of the Night (DXC-only) [edit]
' Sub-Weapon (Holy Beast)
Maria 
Consume: 1 Heart  Effect: Turtle shield.
Special: Item Crash (20 Hearts).
Dragon (Seiryuu) [alt] - Symphony of the Night (DXC-only) [edit]
' Sub-Weapon (Holy Beast)
Maria 
Attrib: Ice
Consume: 3 Hearts 
Effect: Dragon sent forward.
Special: Item Crash (50 Hearts).
Cardinal (Suzaku) [alt] - Symphony of the Night (DXC-only) [edit]
' Sub-Weapon (Holy Beast)
Maria 
Attrib: Fire
Consume: 2 Hearts (25 for crash) 
Effect: Two damaging wings appear on either side of Maria.
Special: Item Crash.

Castlevania: Portrait of RuinEdit

Item Data: Portrait of Ruin
Image Name - Game
Description
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Bird PoR Icon Phoenix - Portrait of Ruin [edit]
' Sub-Weapon
Maria 
Attrib: Fire
Consume: 14 MP 
Find: Starts with
Effect: Sends two birds simultaneously flying in opposite directions (diagonally) which return to Maria.
Special: Only available in Richter Mode.
Cat PoR Icon Byakko - Portrait of Ruin [edit]
' Sub-Weapon
Maria 
Attrib: Electric
Consume: 14 MP 
Find: Starts with
Effect: Sends Byakko running toward the direction Maria is currently facing.
Special: Only available in Richter Mode.
Dragon PoR Icon Holy Dragon - Portrait of Ruin [edit]
' Sub-Weapon
Maria 
Attrib: Ice
Consume: 14 MP 
Find: Starts with
Effect: Sends Holy Dragon forward at a fast speed, quickly damaging enemies in front of Maria.
Special: Only available in Richter Mode.
Turtle PoR Icon Genbu - Portrait of Ruin [edit]
' Sub-Weapon
Maria 
Consume: 14 MP  Find: Starts with
Effect: Maria takes cover inside Genbu's shell while her CON and MND are increased.
Special: Only available in Richter Mode.

Castlevania: Harmony of DespairEdit

The sacred beasts appear as elemental animal sub-weapons in this game, but cannot be item crashed.

Item Data: Harmony of Despair (edit)
Image Name - Game
Description
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Bird PoR Icon Zhu Que - Harmony of Despair [edit]
Summon the Vermilion Bird and launch it upward. Sub-Weapon (Sacred Beast)
Maria 
Attrib: Fire
Consume: 10 MP 
ATK +11
Find: (starts with)
Dragon PoR Icon Qing Long - Harmony of Despair [edit]
Summon the Azure Dragon and launch it toward foes. Sub-Weapon (Sacred Beast)
Maria 
Attrib: Ice
Consume: 10 MP 
ATK +10
Find: (starts with)
Cat PoR Icon Bai Hu - Harmony of Despair [edit]
Summon the White Tiger and let it run free. Sub-Weapon (Sacred Beast)
Maria 
Attrib: Lightning
Consume: 10 MP 
ATK +9
Find: (starts with)
Xuan Wu - Harmony of Despair [edit]
Summon the Black Tortoise to protect you. Personal Skill (Sacred Beast)
Maria 
Rarity: *
Find: (starts with)
Sequence: [Personal Skill] (default RB)
Effect: Defense boosted when used, much like Jonathan's Guard

AnimationsEdit

CardinalEdit

CatEdit

DragonEdit

TurtleEdit

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

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